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Title: The Weaver’s Daughter
Author: Sarah E. Ladd
Genre: Christian Historical Romance
Setting: mid-England countryside
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: from Netgalley (in exchange for an honest review)
Overall Rating: 3/5 stars
Loyalty has been at the heart of the Dearborne family for as long as Kate can remember, but a war is brewing in their small village, one that has the power to rip families asunder –including her own. As misguided actions are brought to light, she learns how deep her father’s pride and bitterness run, and she begins to wonder if her loyalty is well-placed.
Henry Stockton, heir to the Stockton fortune, returns home from three years at war seeking refuge from his haunting memories. Determined to bury the past, he embraces his grandfather’s goals to modernize his family’s wool mill, regardless of the grumblings from the local weavers. When tragedy strikes shortly after his arrival, Henry must sort truth from suspicion if he is to protect his family’s livelihood and legacy.
Henry has been warned about the Dearborne family. Kate, too, has been advised to stay far away from the Stocktons, but chance meetings continue to bring her to Henry’s side, blurring the jagged lines between loyalty, justice, and truth. Kate ultimately finds herself with the powerful decision that will forever affect her village’s future. As unlikely adversaries, Henry and Kate must come together to find a way to create peace for their families, and their village, and their souls – even if it means risking their hearts in the process.
Author: Susan May Warren
Series: Daughters of Fortune, #1
Genre: Historical Romance with Christian themes
Era: 1890s through 1918 (Gilded Age/Edwardian/WW1)
Setting: New York, Montana
Publisher: Summerside Press
Source: bought myself a copy
Time Taken to Read: about two days
Overall Rating: 3.5/5 stars (at least a star removed for content)
Title: A Heart Most Worthy
Author: Siri Mitchell
Series: Against All Expectations, #4 (is meant to be a standalone)
Genre: Historical Romance with Christian undertones
Era: 1918 (WW1)
Setting: Boston, United States
Publisher: Bethany House
Source: bought myself a copy at the local library
Time Taken to Read: about three days
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
Title: A Question of Courage
Author: Jesseca Wheaton
Series: Questions of War, #2
Genre: Christian Historical Adventure (with light romance)
Era: World War Two
Setting: Kansas and the South Pacific
Publisher: Jesseca Wheaton
Source: from author (in exchange for honest review)
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars
One of my biggest pet peeves in fiction is Clueless Main Characters.
You’d think this would be one of the things authors would avoid. But it’s not. Throughout fiction, we see quite a spattering of main characters who are complete idiots.
I’m currently in the middle of Northanger Abbey, a book I absolutely adore. The main character, Catherine Moreland, is completely clueless.